Paddle powered go-kart, hybrid electric cars, unmanned air vehicle and high temperature furnace, all conceived and produced by mechanical engineering students from across the country, were on display on Thursday at the M.S. Ramaiah Institute of Technology (MSRIT) at Yantrotsav that was organised as part of the college's golden jubilee celebrations. It was inaugurated by T. R. Parasuraraman, senior vice-president (HR) of Toyota Kirloskar Auto Parts.
Of around 100 projects that were on display, many were made out of recycled materials and functioned on eco-friendly energy sources.
Meant to help people with disabilities, six-legged walking robot created by students of the Dayananda Sagar Academy of Technology and Management was among the exhibits that attracted attention. The robot can also be used for cultivation of land, the students claimed.
The students of M.S. Ramaiah Institute displayed a multipurpose solar device which can be used as a cooker, dryer or water heater depending on the requirement. It functions on solar energy.
The students of P.E.S. Institute of Technology, Bangalore, displayed the design and fabrication of Banki Turbine, which they claimed was one of the most efficient and economical amongst all turbines producing a power output of 5 kilowatt.
The students of the Shirdi Sai Engineering College, Bangalore, had made a hybrid air compressed car that has been developed by using a 150cc Pulsar bike engine.